Velvet Inspired Decor

A space fit for royalty…


A throne is only a bench covered with velvet ~ Napoleon Bonaparte

Look Napnap (I am so good with nicknames lol) already let us know what it takes to get our very own thrones and that’s exactly what today’s post will be about, nice velvety things that make us all look like we have some coin.

Also, this post was inspired by my addiction to Game of Thrones that I have been rewatching for the past few days and suspiciously learning the lines. Anyway moving right along, let’s dive straight into the post.

Velvet Chair
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C’est parfait if you ask me. Gold has such a grand effect on anything! These chairs scream elegance, coin. The velvet gave this space a whole new feel, take for example, I am such a hater when it comes to black and white tiles, they are very Alice in Wonderland-ish but I certainly did not mind how they seemed here. Put a leather seat and I’d be having a different opinion for sure.

pink velvet chair
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The modern minimalist take on a classy pink velvet. Add a touch of unique to your dining table with this gorgeous piece (or pieces). Things will just never be the same during dinner, even your meals will end up being different, some chicken, some fish, ¬†some filet mignon, some wine, some ugali.. you know … the expensive stuff!!!

Okay! Next thing we could have a glance at is velevet curtains, wait! Before you write me off, just hear me out! You do not have to do the medieval velvet curtains, go with the times and be a little subtle. Have a close look at this kind of velvet…

velvet curtains
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I know you agree, but remember just don’t get everything velvet. We love it but we aren’t maniacs … Mix and match! Otherwise we’d be eating one type of food at a time just rice for lunch then just beef for supper ( I should have a food blog and just mention the obvious … hahaha) I hope you get what I mean lol I am far too lazy to explain this well thought through analogy.

Moving on, we always get the boring beddings don’t we? Well that is about to change. Warm up in royalty this cold season ( this is just #ad gold, Kings collection hit me up ASAP)

velvet beddings
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It is warm, definitely unique and just down right beautiful. This was definitely what Napoleon aka Napnap was going on about when he mentioned you just need to velvet stuff up to make it look pricey.

We have now come to the end of the blog, I hope you enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. I had quite alot of fun doing this post. Feel free to like, share and comment.

Stay sane. Xx

Signed,

signature for vbd

 

3 Amazing Wallpaper Uses

Beyond the wall…


It’s been quite a while, I’m sorry! Well needed rest I feel. Anyway, I’m back at it again with a new helpful and creative post to keep our designer minds popping and bobbing.

Wallpaper has always been my go to when talking about a quick interior change. The house walls are usually like skin, you change your skin and you look a whole lot different (this is the best analogy I could come up with after going missing for months.. nice.. haha). Moving right along, so here are 3 amazing uses for wallpaper that will give you house a new look and cost you less coin than you would think.

STAIRCASE BEAUTY

wallpaper on staircase
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There always those over dramatic wallpaper designs I see in stores and I just stare at them like, who in the world would buy this? Well, I guess we should now!!! A little goes a long way. Add an accent wall without getting permanent and it being on the side of the staircase definetly got a nod from me because it looked a little less busy and does not restrict other patterns you may wish to have in your space.

The good news is that there is more than one way to place a wallpaper on your staircase. Have a look at this!

Tropical staircase
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This looks absolutely gorgeous, and the best part is the placement is not at the top of the staircase so nobody will be ruining your beautiful style while the make their way up the stairs.

This particular picture did give me some tropical vibes because the blending of the pineapple images on the wallpaper and well placed vibrant plants, matched with those chairs ( I honestly don’t know what they are called) everything did come togethere perfectly. Goes to show that “one” thing could complete the look you might be going for and that “one” thing could be wallpaper.

WALL ART

Paintings can be very expensive, though totally worth it. I personally advocate for buying beautiful paintings mainly because I have amazing artists for friends, shout out to you Eileen Tamining, she draws people, birds, dogs to a pack of yogurt to absolute perfection, check her out. Anyway, sometimes when we are trying to get ready to save up that money for a beautiful drawing we could indulge in some allowed wallpaper cut into a beautiful frame DIY.

Framed wallpaper
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You can thank me in likes and subscriptions for this one, I’m not needy ūüôā Anyway, so a framed wallpaper gives you room to have absolutely anything on your wall (in high resolution if you’d wish btw), it literally depends on what you would want for your space. So go ahead and get to DIY’ing.

TRAY ACCENTS

Sometimes , you would want to shake things abit. Add some character to your normal tray with some leftover wallpaper. Doesn’t cost too much time or money but the impact is definitely something your guests will notice. Be sure to direct them to veebydesign for more awesome interior decor tips and tricks ( As LoganPaul would say, always plug!!)

TRay accents
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Tell me this isn’t stunning!.. I’ll wait!

 

So, that is all I have for you today, I am glad to be back and I’m glad my fellow designers are right back with me. Hope you enjoyed the post. Wishing you all nothing but good health, great success and warm hearts.

         Signed,

         signature for vbd

 

5 Temporary Rental Apartment Upgrades

Your Landlord doesn’t even have to know…


First decor post of the year… I am excited!!!!! How have your first few days been like? Let me know in the comment section down below.. did you get a dog? get married? change your hair color? I did all the above… haha just kidding, I planned to get a nose ring though then chickened out so I have that going for me. Anyway, back to the matter…open and close… (Wizkid reference talk about click bait lol) Vee! concentrate… okay now for sure we are getting back to the matter at hand, which is my most favorite thing to talk about and that is of course Interior Home Decor! So let’s get into rental friendly upgrades shall we?

Now moving into an already built home is easy in most aspects, considering it’s just like fast food…only for homes, if that makes any sense (like in-and-out? no?..okay!). The house could be perfect in most parts but there could be some areas that are simply not to your liking but looking for the perfect rental home is usually an impossible journey. So here are some few tips that could help you make that home a little more perfect to your own taste.

  1. Rental Friendly Wallpaper

For some reason some landlords have a liking for really awkward colors. Of course some people could work through this colors but for the most of us they are simply repulsive regardless of the fact that the space could be perfect. Removable wallpaper is probably the answer for you. Coming in a huge selection of design, colors and patterns you will immediately feel right at home. You can get good quality wallpapers from most of the home stores all around Nairobi. Check out Mr. Price Home, they never disappoint.

Removable Wallpaper for Renters
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2. Change up the flooring

I have seen quite some interesting tiles in my search that I would in no way be willing to deal with. I have mentioned this before, Floor Decor Kenya is definitely the fix in this situation. The laminated flooring can be placed right on top of those hideous cold tiles or you could also have a vinyl cushion placed which is a cheaper option that is just as versatile, durable and classy. Click on the link above to read more on laminated flooring, I had done a much more extensive post earlier :).

Laminated Flooring
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3. Lighting

The lighting that comes in rental homes is most of the times very simple and by simple I mean literally just a bulb to get you out of the dark… no style or character whatsoever. Luckily this can be easily spruced up with some new light fixtures. You will need to leave with these to your new home though, nobody is trying to gift anyone here.

lighting-fixtures
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4. Counter-top upgrades

For a lavish look, you could change up your counter-tops. Does an instant marble look sound appealing? Because it for sure is! Buy yourself a granite counter-top cover. It is quite easy to fix and doesn’t have any bubbles. It will look absolutely amazing and to top it off when it’s time to move or simply a change, it will not leave a residue. Trust me your friends, family, neighbor’s dog and that stranger will definitely be impressed by this. (Coin well spent!!)

Instant Granite Counter-tops
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5. Finally, focus on your decor

Decor is everything, from the prints, plants to the accessories. Make your rental home feel perfect just for you with your exact style and preference. Pick out what makes you feel right at home, if it’s a fluffy comfy rug or even a cool painting.

Beautiful Small Living room area
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That brings me to the end of today’s post. I really do hope it inspires anyone out there to spruce up their space a bit.

If you have any other tips that you would like to share kindly comment below I would love to hear from you and share ideas, tips and tricks.

Till next time,

Signed,

VBD 

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

To all those I owe money, you know the drill…


Can you believe this?! 2017 already?! I am¬†having a¬†blast just thinking about it already, not because I have any major stuff planned, oh wait, I’m moving out… but other than that, I’m just chilling. I like new stuff so why not like 2017 too.

Writing a post about new years and relating it to home decor is quite the task I am not in the mood for so let’s make this one an exceptional post ( aka lazy and an extremely short post)

I had quite a committing year in 2016, managed to keep the blog running and heck yeah I am beyond proud of myself. I also got to grow my hair a couple of inches longer which is indeed the world’s biggest deal (positive vibes) and finally I got to eat more fruit, hoping for this success and more in the coming year.

I am beyond grateful for the lovely following, I felt responsible, it was like having a dog, you guys were my …dogs?!… in the most respectful way of course hahahaha (do not take offense I love most dogs). It is indeed a blessing watching myself grow through this, tasking myself with ideas and sharing them with people who are always beyond¬†supportive and encouraging.

Knowing I have more than one time mentioned moving out, I kinda have to now solely because I have you guys waiting for that to happen now (no pressure I’m sure lol)

As we begin the new year I wish you all the opportunity to wake up and vigilantly chase your dreams, may your hearts burn with the desire to do and succeed.

We are all designers in our own professions, skills and hobbies¬†and with that said…

Happy New Year my fellow designers,

Signed,

VBD

 

 

THE MAGIC CARPET

What kind of pet just lays around the house?¬†A Car-Pet! …


For the love of pun hahaha, please don’t unsubscribe some people do actually find me funny and pleasant ūüôā

In the spirit of just a few more months to my big move, I came across rugs and carpets. I had an awesome time checking out some really well priced rugs at stores like Antarc and TACC and I thought I should share my idea of what I would eventually settle for.

I feel like a rug makes a home, whether on tiles or laminated floors they just bring out the best out of your home¬†especially when well picked to your style and decor preference. If you have been a frequent veebydesign reader you do know I have a¬†legit obsession with a gray ranged home theme with splashes of color and patterns here and there. I would have loved if this was matched with a white rug, but I am realistic so let’s simply look into other cozy, tiny niece friendly colors.

Grey Rug
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A grey rug would fit so well on both light and dark floors and a plus is that it doesn’t show dirt too quickly ( wash your rugs though, don’t be nasty) and still looks stylish.

This also got my undivided attention….faux fur rugs. I mean whoever is looking for a vogue living space should definitely think about this beauty. This works effortlessly in the bedroom area as a bedside rug. Its fancy and will definitely be a wonderful feel on your feet first thing in the morning.

Faux Fur
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So heard you are looking for some living room class…how about a faux fur rug….yes..they don’t have to be restricted to the bedroom only. The right kind of this rug would fit right into you space and make a glorious decor statement. It is comfortable, child friendly and if you ave a little peach (my friend’s dog is called peaches) the fur won’t be so distinct as compared to other rugs.

white-rug
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If you have solid colors through and through your home the a patterned rug would be a way to break the monotony.

patterned-fur
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A plain carpet¬†would also do just fine too. In this situation i’d recommend a more bold color of it is just plain but the color should compliment the rest of the decor in the space.

Red Carpet Grey furniture
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Well, that is all the tips I have for you today. I’m now definitely torn between the bold plain and the faux fur but it’s okay i’ll probably go with what’s cheaper hahaha.

Stay tuned for a new post on faux fur decor inlcuding DIYs and all the good stuff.

Thanks for stopping by, be kind to drop a positive comment, hit a like and press the subscribe button.

Till next post!

Signed,

VBD

Brass & Gold

The gateway to luxurious interiors…


I know it’s been a while but I needed some time to re-collect and re-organize my thoughts and just be brand new about a whole lot, with that said not much has changed I’m just being dramatic.Honestly, I just got super lazy for the past few weeks and my ideas genuinely sucked so I had myself a vacation. I relaxed and enjoyed the sunshine and now the rains, I went for some parties here and there in some nice houses, I postponed washing my clothes for this one week just to live on the edge (I hated the edge!) and finally I had a cup of noodles every once in a while ( wassup Indomie)..best affordable vacation ever!

Anyway enough chitty chatter, I know why we are all here….. Trump du Donald…oh no? That’s not it? I’m too late you say? He’s president you say?…oh okay wrong forum I guess! We are here for brass and gold interior decor, let’s keep it pushing while we still have internet in Africa shall we?

I have always loved a fancy looking bathroom with some nice marble or tiles matched with some neat curtains or all contained in a complementary glass cubicle but I always get let down a bit by the storage accessories placed in these luxurious bathrooms. Truth be told I am not a fan of plastic soap dishes they add no value to a style you’d hope to have in your salle de bains. So, when I saw this amazing brass bathroom storage and organizing accessories I knew I had to share. A fancy feel definitely floats around the space once you add these gorgeous babies to the mix.

Brass Bathroom strorage and organizing accessories
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Recently, I came across this awesome Instagram Page, I’ll remember the name eventually and they had ¬†a DIY bar. I loved the idea so much and it got me thinking how perfect a brass bar would look like. You could add a bottle of your choice place some wine or whiskey glasses and maybe a bucket of ice. This would be perfect if you holding a small get together at your place where you guests would be comfortable enough to pour themselves something without having to invade your kitchen area.

Brass wall stand
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Why don’t you also throw in a bold pillow to the decor. This gold and marble throw pillow has such an abstract look to it, against a wide range of suitable solid couch colors this will be the cherry on top to avoid having a very plain looking sofa.

Gold and Marble Throw Pillow
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Gold accessories are by far my favorite when it comes to outfits because they shift anything from plain Jane to a 10. So, an opportunity to dress my living space with some gold accents is something that definitely had my decor blood pumping.

Gold Interior Decor Accessories and Accents
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Hope you enjoyed the post as much as I did. Promise to be around a tad bit more. Stay positive, stay creative and stay golden.

Much Love!!

Signed,

VBD

Fringe Benefits

As inspired by the awesome winniethefashionista


She is among the girls killing it right now with her bomb fashion sense that even fashion bomb daily recently gave her the thumbs up. I am of course a lover of fashion in case you are wondering though I have my off the mark days (approximately most days of the year). I also do follow trends like a kid after candy and besides me being her friend I do more than occasionally end up on her site for some glorious style tips.

So on my usual stalking errands on her lovely site I did come across many wonderful pictures of her in a to-die-for fringe dress designed by Vivo and let’s just start with one I want that dress till to date and two I got insanely inspired to do a post on it. But calm down…. I am not switching into fashion blogging because I would possibly generally only talk about flats plus a red lip and also because Interior Decor is kinda my thing and better the devil I know right?

Winniethefashionista in a beautiful Fringe dress
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I love pushing my creativity as far as I can when it comes to various ideas and the opportunity to be inspired always gets my fingers typing at 1000 words per second to get it out and share with anyone willing to read ūüôā So let’s start getting into the fringe benefits of interior decor.

There are so many ways to add a fringe style to your home decor without looking like you have a bunch of stuff hanging around all over your house. It could end up looking messy and messy only looks good on a Saturday morning hair bun. So I shall gladly state the mantra I keep spitting out every single post, simplicity is always the best option, a little bit of something could make a space look absolutely magical and who in their right minds doesn’t love a bit of magic (except the Dudleys… shameless Harry Potter reference)

Glamorous
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There is a touch of glamour that comes with these cuties that has me obsessing over the shower curtain. We all know I love a gold detail and the gold details here made me hear all the bathroom angels sing.

It’s quite a unique style in the best of way and it blends so well it made me wonder how I don’t have this in my bathroom already because all shower curtains should look just like this if not better.

When I think of fringe, I envision Bohemian Elegance or Persian Perfection. Styles that are so unique and beautiful that if done right your house just might feel like another country. Of course fringe chairs used to be all the rage back in the day but I genuinely believe this can be brought back with a bit of a modern twist to it. For instance, there would be less print on the furniture just a solid color with the fringe to spice things up a bit, this is up for debate… I can hear some of you yell noooooooo while reading this haha don’t worry it brings back some old day memories for me too but take a look at this though..

Beautiful Fringed Accent Chair
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There is a touch of Gatsby that comes with this particular fringed chair. The fringes don’t have to be thick, they can be thin, light and very elegant.

The accent chair is still very modern if you ask me, so there is no style lost here.

The lovely wall art played on my heart strings as well. It fit perfectly with the whole theme of the space magnificently bringing the look together.

Black fringed chair
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If you are into the Victorian feel and look you can have a black fringed accent chair and who said the fringe only goes at the bottom? (loudly whispers NO ONE)¬† Black set on lighter surfaces always plays such a wonderful part of bringing some sense of character to a space. So don’t be shy and go ahead and try..( this is my cheesiest line yet lol )

And finally, the fringed chandelier!! I loved this so much. Especially for a bedroom. It has a luxurious look to it, well.. not compared to a diamond chandelier but yeah…. it’s definitely cheaper and nobody can DIY a diamond chandelier so I rest my case.

Fringed Chandelier
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Hopefully you enjoyed reading this lovely fun post, be sure to check out my other posts as well. So go ahead and enjoy yourself some interior decor fringe benefits.

Signed,

VBD.